Earring Obsession – a group exhibition curated by Jenny Fahey
53 Ridge Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060, Australia
19th September 2017 to 26th September 2017
According to philosopher and cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard, “any collection comprises a succession of items, but the last in the set is the person of the collector…For what you really collect is always yourself." Jeweller Jenny Fahey developed a passion for earrings in her teens and it has not abated. In her jewellery practice, she prefers making earrings above all else and she owns a substantial earring collection comprising varying styles, historical periods, materials and artists. Reflecting on the words of Baudrillard, Fahey believes there are many selves in her earring collection and in curating ‘Earring Obsession’, she invites a selection of artists to surprise and create new selves.